SLCC General Catalog

Film Production Technician AAS

CTE Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
67 credits minimum

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Program Description

The Film Production Technician program provides students with the specialized knowledge required to perform a wide variety of tasks encountered in the professional world of production.

Students master skills required to be competitive for technical positions in Utah’s local film industry. Such skills will include the interpretation of technical terms and functions, the operation of camera equipment, and understanding film and video stock, scene composition, lighting, and audio. Students will learn to create a production design, operate production vehicles, and edit productions.

Students may train for various film industry positions such as camera operator, audio operator, floor director, video/film editor, art director, sound recordist, light technician, special effects and motion graphic artist.

The Salt Lake Community College program involves students with full time faculty as well as expert film industry professionals who teach courses within their areas of expertise. The local film industry is highly supportive of efforts to train people in these areas and will provide internship opportunities for SLCC students.

Career Opportunities

Work in this profession is often fast paced, emotionally and physically demanding and often involves long hours but is highly rewarding. Students will need to establish their reputations within the corporate and commercial film industry and salaries vary widely depending on the type of work performed and the level of experience required.

Transfer/Articulation Information

This AAS degree is currently not transferable to four year institutions; however, the General Education components are transferable.

Program Entry Requirements

None.  All students are able to register.

Total Program/Course Fees

Average $60.00 per semester, plus materials.

Estimated Cost for Students

Full-time resident undergraduate students pay approximately $1,500 per semester for tuition and fees—an estimated 45 percent of the full cost of instruction. The remaining support is provided by state tax funds and other institutional revenue sources. Non-residents taking a full “load” pay approximately $3,900.

Estimated Time to Completion

If student follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

 Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge
  2. Communicate effectively
  3. Develop quantitative literacies
  4. Think critically and creatively
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
  7. Develop computer and information literacy
  • Acquire skills in the use of basic concepts, tools, techniques, and procedures to produce works of film from concept to finished product. Including: An ability to demonstrate an effective working process and an understanding of and an ability to work within a Film crew.

1, 2, 3, 4

  • Apply the art, aesthetics, and technique of visual storytelling. Including: screenwriting, directing, cinematography, lighting, editing, and sound design.

1, 2, 3, 4

 

  • Knowledge of the history and criticism of Film and their artistic and technological development.

1, 2, 3, 4

 

  • Understand the basic aesthetic and narrative principles of Film, and basic cinematic historical, theoretical, and critical models.

1, 2, 3, 4

 

  • Develop the skill set to find gainful employment.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

 

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Quantitative Studies (QS) 4 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MATH 1010

Intermed Algebra

4

A

RDG 0990; within the last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Communication (CM) Choose One Course (3 Credits) From The Following

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

COMM 1010

Elem Effective Comm

3

A

COMM 1010

COMM 1020

Prin Public Speaking

3

A

COMM 1020

CTEL 1020

Career Speech Skills

3

A

CTEL 1020

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved HR course

 

 

Distribution Areas: (3 Credits)

Choose an additional three credits from one of the following distribution areas.

Course

Credits

 

 

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

Physical Science (PS)

3

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

 

Required Courses: (49 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ART 1310

Basic Photography

4

A

 

COMM/FLM 2510

Adv Video Prod-Doc

4

F, Sp

COMM 2200 or FLM 1055

FLM 1045

Beginning Film Prod

6

A

 

FLM 1055

Intermediate Film Prod.

6

F, Sp

FLM 1045

FLM 1075

Screenwriting

3

F, Sp

 

FLM 1515

Basic Audio Production

3

A

 

FLM 1800

Digital Media Essent

4

A

 

FLM 2015

Film Dir.for Techs

4

F, Sp

FLM 1045 w/C grade or better or instructor approval

FLM 2045

Commercial Film Prod.

4

F, Sp

FLM 1045 and FLM 1055 both w/C grade or better

FLM 2065

FLM 2075

Motion Pict Sound

Advanced Editing

4

3

F, Sp

F, Sp

FLM 1515

FLM 1045 and FLM 1055 both w/C grade or better

FLM 2715

Cinematography

4

F, Sp

FLM 1045 and FLM 1055, ART 1310

 

Elective Courses: (Select 2 Credits From The Following)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

COMM 2500

Elem/Issue Digit Med(ID)

4

F, Sp

 

FLM 1070

Film And Culture

4

TBA

 

FLM 1900

FLM 2500

Independent Stud

Film Bootcamp                        

1-2

4

TBA

Su

Instructor approval

FLM 2750

FlmProd Intrnshp

3

F, Sp

Instructor approval

THEA 1160

Tech Theatre I Lab

3

F

Coreq: THEA 1513

THEA 1190

Production

3

F, Sp

 

THEA 1223

Stage Make-Up

3

TBA

 

THEA 1513

Tech Theatre Stagecraft

3

F

Coreq: THEA 1160

THEA 2520

Creative Dramatics

2

TBA

 

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

MATH 1010

4

ART 1310

4

FLM 1045

6

FLM 1075

3

FLM 1515

3

FLM 1055

6

FLM 1800

4

COMM 1010

3

Total

17

Total

16

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

FLM 2015

4

COMM/FLM 2510

4

FLM 2045

4

FLM 2715

4

FLM 2065

4

DIST

3

FLM 2075

3

ELEC

2

ENG 1010

3

HR

3

Total

18

Total

16

 

Advising Notes

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken.  Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program.

 

Department Contact Info

Communication and Performing Arts Department

South City Campus (SCC) W141

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-4130

Performing Arts Department

Academic Advisors
Cindy Clark
South City Campus (SCC) W138
801-957-3361

Gordon Storrs
South City Campus (SCC) W142
801-957-3361

Program Faculty

Instructors

Channing Lowe
801-957-3901

Mark Davis
801-957-3337